speakers:

  • Dominic Brown
    Global Head of Demographic Insights, APAC Lead, Cushman & Wakefield

    Session: Understanding The Property And Technology Needs Of A Hybrid Work Paradigm

    Dominic is responsible for leading insight and analysis as well as delivery of strategic thought-leadership research across Asia Pacific at Cushman & Wakefield. With over twenty years of research experience across all major commercial real estate and residential sectors, Dominic has an Honours degree and a PhD in Geography and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland.

  • Truddy Cheung
    Head of Workplace Advisory, Colliers International (Hong Kong)

    Session: Reducing Environmental Impact While Enhancing The Customer/Tenant Experience With Sustainability Technology

    Truddy leads Workplace Advisory Asia as part of Corporate Solutions in APAC (Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore). Her focus is to form key strategic objectives together with Occupier Services, enhancing the company’s proposition in providing holistic workplace solutions to clients in conjunction with Offices Services, Project Management and Corporate Solutions teams.

    Truddy has a professional background as a qualified architect, bringing more than 18 years of experience working in commercial design across Hong Kong, Australia and the UK. She has worked with distinguished international design firms such as HOK and Ronald Lu & Partners. She previously held a parallel role at CBRE as Associate Director of the Workplace team, servicing and advising the likes of HSBC, AXA, Bayer, Cisco and Citibank as a workplace consultant and change manager.

  • Matt Copus
    Director, Head of Retail Analytics Australia, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Session: Sharing Retail Data Across Brands, Locations And Acquisition Targets

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Property Owners, Managers, Tenants And Users Of Space Productively Approach Open Data?

    Matt is an industry leader in customer analytics specialising in the convergence of the physical and digital. Matt delivers actionable insights to drive positive commercial outcomes by harnessing the data that customers create when they interact with brands across digital channels and physical locations.

    Matt’s current role is to establish the retail analytics consultancy business for CBRE in Australia and he provides a unique service to his clients that focuses on insight derived from Big Data sets to deliver insights from live customer behavioural data, disrupting the traditional demographic and spatial analysis approach typically applied by all his competitors.

  • Kylie Davis
    Chief Executive Officer, Proptech Association Australia

    Session: Opening Remarks From The Chair

    Kylie Davis is a serial entrepreneur, futurist and presenter on proptech and innovation in real estate. She is the host of the Proptech Podcast, founder of The Proptech Association Australia and a co-founder of content marketing automation proptech HomePrezzo which was acquired by ActivePipe this year.

    Kylie has an MBA from the University of NSW and a 25-year career across media and big data, holding senior editorial and marketing roles at Fairfax, News Corp and CoreLogic. Her research into real estate consumer experiences has set the benchmark for behaviourial performance.

    Kylie is a highly sought-after speaker both in Australia and overseas. She is a director of Property Investment Professionals Australia and consults to a range of technology companies including OpenAgent, ActivePipe and Dynamic Methods. Kylie was a finalist in the thought leadership category of the 2019 REB Women in Real Estate Awards.

  • James Dearsley
    Co-Founder, Unissu

    Session: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Emerging Global Trends In In Commercial Property And How They Are Influencing The Proptech Sector

    James is recognised as one of the leading thought leaders on the future of the real estate market. His role as the Co-Founder of Unissu (http://www.unissu.com/), the global leader of PropTech data, information and resources, means he has an unrivalled perspective on global PropTech trends.  As a result, he is a much sought-after speaker on the future of the property industry both in terms of how people and companies in the sector should adapt to facilitate change.

  • Eva Feenstra
    Director, Simon-Kucher & Partners

    Session: Workshop A: Pricing For Proptechs

    Eva Feenstra is a Director in the Sydney office and an expert in the energy industry.

    She joined Simon-Kucher in the beginning of 2017. In the last years she has focused on establishing revenue growth by developing smart product and pricing strategies. Eva supports clients across industries, but focuses on Tech and Energy.

    Before Eva moved to Australia, she worked 7 years for one of the biggest energy companies in Europe. She led projects on product and portfolio design, commercialisation in innovation and boosting loyalty/retention.

  • Brad Fox
    National Property Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do Corporate Lesees Of Commercial Spaces Value?

    Brad has worked in various property management roles across the UK and Australia. Previous to joining Norton Rose Fulbright three years ago, he was the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Work Club Global. Other roles include Properties Leader ANZ for GE, Head of Property Management for Morgan Stanley and Sourcing & Commercial Lead for Property and FM at Macquarie Group’s London office.

  • Kylie Frazer
    Co-founder and Partner, Flying Fox Ventures

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Proptech Propel Commercial Real Estate Into A Renaissance?

    Kylie is a specialist capital raising/M&A lawyer and has been obsessed with the art of deal making for 20 years. She has founded two technology businesses, and used this experience to help other companies secure funding and scale.

    Kylie likes to think of herself as an execution ninja and is one of the straightest talkers in the game.

  • Jonathan Hannam
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Taronga Group

    Session: Turning ESG From Corporate Obligation To A Market Opportunity Across Asia

    Jonathan is a global citizen, having held senior executive and board roles across Asia and Europe in real estate, venture capital, technology and sporting related ventures.

    In 2015 Jonathan jointly founded the Taronga Group with a focus on real estate, technology and fund management.

    From 2013-2015, Jonathan was Group Executive, Capital, at Mirvac and responsible for third party capital, establishing new funds, clubs and joint ventures. Jonathan was a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Investment Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Mirvac's ASIC approved Responsible Manager for Mirvac Funds Management Ltd. and Mirvac's NED on Etihad Stadium.

    Prior to Mirvac, Jonathan held various senior Director roles with Areim and Catella Reim based in Stockholm, Sweden from 2008-2012.

  • Melissa Hardy
    Director, Business Performance & Technology, Global Real Estate, QIC

    Session: Investigating The New Expectations Of Tenants

    Melissa holds a very diverse executive leadership role spanning business transformation, digital and technology in a real estate investment manager.

    At QIC Real Estate, Melissa’s team are responsible for partnering with the Funds Management and Investment (Asset) Management teams across a broad business performance and technology remit. The specific functions within the team include: Business Transformation and Support, Digital & Technology Strategy, Asset Technology Management, Business Systems Success and Data Management.

  • Tica Hessing
    Workplace Strategy Manager, Charter Hall

    Session: Competing With The Comforts Of Home – How Office Spaces Have To Be Better Than Working From Home

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do Corporate Lesees Of Commercial Spaces Value?

    As Charter Hall’s Workplace Strategy Manager, Tica applies her social science expertise to enable the co-creation of human-centred workplace solutions with Charter Hall’s partners and tenant customers. 

    Qualified as a human geographer, Tica also focuses on identifying and forecasting global workplace trends, providing a unique perspective on future-ready workplaces through the lens of the current and future domestic and global operating environments.

    Most recently, Tica has been at the forefront of the transformation of workplaces in response to COVID19. Tica is a sought-after voice in the industry, she has spoken at 70+ industry events, and has been interviewed by various TV networks and newspapers, including the ABC, the BBC, The Project, the Today Show, and the Australian Financial Review. 

  • Nick Irvine
    General Manager of Business Development, Energy & Media, Vicinity Centres

    Session: Revolutionising The Retail Experience And Enticing Consumers Into Retail Spaces

    Nick joined Vicinity Centres in 2015 following the merger of Federation Centres and Novion Property Group as the General Manager, National Operations covering operations, procurement, operational compliance and capital programs, with Nick recently appointed as General Manager, Business Development, Energy and Media Partnerships focused on building new growth initiatives, for Vicinity, across these areas.

    Prior to the merger, Nick worked at Federation Centres, Transurban, JP Morgan Chase and IBM in procurement, operations and corporate services roles.

    Nick has previously held local, regional and global positions and spent 10 years working in the USA and Singapore.

  • Suzette Lamont
    Regional Director, Client Solutions, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Session: Reassessing The Value Proposition Of Properties - Using Technology To Move Beyond Traditional Metrics

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Proptech Propel Commercial Real Estate Into A Renaissance?

    Trained as a property developer, Suzette has a unique 25-year background in
    deeply understanding the Human side of how we develop better places.

    She specialises in strategy, market insight, trend prediction and sharing industry
    best practice built up working with hundreds of CBRE’s valued clients.

    In her current role at CBRE, as the Global Head of Client Solutions for HOST. She
    leads an ever-growing global team who develop both Proptech and Experience
    Talent in a way that transforms the way we mange, operate and experience
    property.

    Suzette is involved in many industry groups including woman’s mentoring, Diversity
    and Inclusion programs. ULI and the Property Council of Australia. She also
    lectures at the Retail Academy, University of Technology and teaches Ethics in
    Primary schools.

    Her favourite time of the day is sunrise and most mornings you will find Suzette
    ocean swimming at her beloved Manly, NSW.

  • Peter Matthews
    Chief Executive Officer, Realtair

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Proptech Propel Commercial Real Estate Into A Renaissance?

    Peter Matthews began his career in 1991 and at the age of 19 was listing and selling real estate in Sydney. For more than 30 years Peter has served the Real Estate Industry and clients in a range of roles.

    Peter is the CEO & co-founder of Realtair, a middleware platform serving the real estate industry. Realtair empowers agents with innovative technology to add value to their clients & deliver a greater customer experience.

    Peter’s contribution to the industry extends beyond his personal interests, where he is currently the President Elect of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and is a contributing member of the Professional Standards initiative across the country.

  • Justin Mills
    Chief Innovation & Information Officer, Vicinity Centres

    Session: Revolutionising The Retail Experience And Enticing Consumers Into Retail Spaces

    Justin Mills joined Vicinity Centres in June 2015 following the merger of Federation Centres and Novion Property Group (Novion) and has more than 19 years’ experience in the retail property sector. In the newly created role, Justin is responsible for developing and testing new concepts and ideas that are aligned to the corporate and departmental strategies, specifically where these can be accelerated and enabled by technology, digital and data. Justin oversees Enterprise Technology, Business Development, Energy, Media, Research & Insights and Data Science.

    Prior to his current appointment, Justin oversaw the strategy function of Vicinity including alternative income, data science and insights, security and intelligence, sustainability, strategy and strategic delivery, corporate communications and investor relations. Justin also held the positions of Executive General Manager Shopping Centre Management and General Manager, Retail Management and Strategy at Novion (formerly CFSGAM Property) from 2009. In 2002, Justin joined CFSGAM Property where his roles included Assistant Fund Manager of CFS Retail Property Trust, Centre Manager of Chadstone shopping centre and regional responsibilities across several Victorian assets. 

  • Tom Mott
    NSW State Director of Office Leasing, Savills Australia & New Zealand

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do Corporate Lesees Of Commercial Spaces Value?

    Tom joined Savills in December 2018 as State Director of the NSW Office Leasing team.

    Tom has been in the real estate industry since 2000, working across a variety of sectors including property management, residential sales and office leasing. Prior to joining Savills, Tom spent 7 years at a large property company and was a senior director.

    Throughout his career, Tom has worked on behalf of major institutional owners including Investa, AMP, DEXUS, GPT, Lendlease as well as private owners.

  • Leah Ong
    Head of Property, United Petroleum

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Commercial Property Managers Respond To The New Demands Of Commercial Tenants?

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Property Owners, Managers, Tenants And Users Of Space Productively Approach Open Data?

    Leah has been working in the property industry for over 19 years. She has extensive experience nationally and Internationally in the corporate real estate field. She has represented Landlords in asset management and later transitioned into Tenant Advisory. Leah is now responsible for the Real Estate team at Volvo Group Australia managing FM services, delivering real estate projects and strategic planning aligned to the business objectives.

  • Kathleen Stubbs
    Chief Information Officer Australasia, JLL

    Session: Gamifying The World Of Real Estate Mapping

    Kathleen Stubbs Previous to being appointed Chief Information Officer (Australasia) at JLL, Kathleen was the Global Head of Infrastructure and Service Delivery (Deputy Global CIO) for Knight Frank’s global head office in London.

    She has impressive global and Australian experience, spanning IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms and Robotic Process Automation solutions. Her career has included overseeing large scale digital transformations, service and operations management, application and database management in companies such as Star Entertainment Group, Herbert Smith Freehills Solicitors, Ernst & Young, and King & Wood Mallesons.

  • Craig Templeton
    interim Chief Technology & Data Officer, REA Group

    Session: Securing Systems Against Ransomware Attacks Targeting The New Vulnerabilities Of REITS

    Craig is a tech leader and passionate cyber security pro with over 25 years experience working for blue chip/global companies. His industry experience spans financial services, digital marketing, telecommunications, multi-channel television, retail, pharmaceutical and Government. Craig has been with the REA Group for nearly five years. Previous roles include Head of Security Enablement at ANZ and Risk Services Security & Privacy Manager for Deloitte Australia.

  • Carolyn Trickett
    Asia Pacific Growth Lead, JLL Spark

    Session: Realising The Full Potential Of Proptech – Why Are There Are Still Problems Without Solutions?

    Carolyn is a senior IT executive with a record of delivering technology and business solutions across a range of industries and technical platforms. She is passionate about using technology as a strategic enabler for business innovation and growth.

    Carolyn has recently stepped into the role of Asia Pacific lead for Spark – JLL’s venture capital fund. Carolyn is responsible for strategic relationship management with JLL Spark Venture Fund portfolio of start-up companies and external partnerships to promote growth and co-development opportunities.

    Prior to that, for the past 12 years Carolyn headed the Property & Asset Management Business Technology team of JLL; initially focused on Australia, then extended to Asia Pacific, delivering a transformation program that has re-engineered and digitised the day to day functions for staff and provides clients with a continually improving reporting and service delivery suite.

  • Shelli Trung
    Managing Partner, NAR Reach Australia

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Commercial Property Managers Respond To The New Demands Of Commercial Tenants?

    Shelli Trung is the Managing Partner for REACH Australia and Southeast Asia. REACH is a scaleup program for the real estate industry created by Second Century Ventures (SCV), an early-stage technology fund backed by the National Association of Realtors®. SCV is among the largest proptech funds globally with a portfolio of 140+ investments across mortgage, finance, marketing, big data and hardware including success stories such as DocuSign (IPO $6B+), Notarize ($130 Series D), HouseCanary ($63M+ Series C) and Updater ($1B+).

    Shelli had lead over 50 investments across three continents including in Shanghai, New York, Singapore and Australia. Prior to this, She spent her early career in corporate innovation successfully deploying new technology across the banking, medical and transportation sectors.

  • Darren Warner
    Partner, Head of Information Technology, Knight Frank Australia

    Session: Meeting The New Requirements Of Australian Commercial Tenants And How Can Technology Satisfy Them

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Commercial Property Managers Respond To The New Demands Of Commercial Tenants?

    Darren Warner is Knight Frank Australia's Partner, Head of Information Technology. Darren commenced with the firm in March 2020 and provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the organisation. Known for being a trusted advisor, Darren has delivered high-impact digital, customer engagement and product innovation strategies to organisations.

  • Nicky Wightman
    Director of Emerging Trends, Savills (UK)

    Session: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Digitalising Real Estate - Understanding The Synergies Between Physical And Digital Environments

    Nicky's professional background was originally at the Bar where she practiced law. She then went on to work in broadcasting.

    Nicky's work at Savills has included working in a team advising occupiers on International requirements. She is one of the founders of the Savills tech cities research programme and is regularly asked to talk about how to create vibrant communities.

    Nicky's work is focused on innovation, technology and future trends which relate to real estate and the built environment.

  • Elena Zuvela
    Real Estate Manager, Wood PLC

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How Do Commercial Property Managers Respond To The New Demands Of Commercial Tenants?

    Elena is a commercially focused property specialist with over 15 years experience in leading projects and managing portfolios. Over the years she has developed a unique insight into the industry having harnessed my skills in consultancy, agency and in-house for Global 500 businesses. Elena is an accomplished change manager optimising people, projects and efficiencies. Her experience with activity and ratio based workspaces reflects the future of businesses.